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Disciplining your child is not easy, but it is a vital part of good parenting. The AAP recommends a 3-step approach towards effective child discipline. First establish a positive and supporting relationship with your child. Second use positive reinforcement to increase the behavior you want from your child. Third, if you feel discipline is necessary the academy recommends you do not spank or use other physical punishments.

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Last Updated
5/11/2013
Source
A Minute for Kids
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